Very rare asymmetric stone vessel Soapstone / Steatite with geometrical designs. These vases are carved out of a big piece of stone, so no pottery! These type of pots were manufactured in Oman and also exported to Mesopotamia and the Indus valley. They were used for burial gifts or storage: holding oil, concentrated fluids and honey. Burial places can also have the shape of beehives. Famous burial place were some of these vases were found is in Baht. Height 13 cm. Unusual design.